Intel Core i7-10700K spotted with 5.3GHz Boost

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 12 2020 @ 13:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Twitter hardware spotter TUM_APISAK discovered a Futuremark entry of the Intel Core i7-10700K, an upcoming Comet Lake-S processor. The Futuremark SystemInfo screenshot reveals a 3.8Ghz base clock and a 5.3GHz Turbo Boot for this eight-core, sixteen-threaded chip. The model has 16MB shared L3 cache and likely has a 125W TDP.
In essence, this chip has the same muscle as the company's current mainstream desktop flagship, the i9-9900K, but demoted to the Core i7 brand extension. This could give it a sub-$400 price, letting it compete with the likes of AMD's Ryzen 7 3800X and possibly even triggering a price-cut on the 3900X.
Also interesting is that the screenshot reveals ECS has a Z490H6-A2 motherboard. This means ECS is getting back into high-end motherboards, the company's current lineup stops at B360 and doesn't feature Z370 or Z390 models.

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